The inquiry on public sector research and development requests information on R&D expenditure and its funding, research personnel and R&D staff-years.Statistics on research and development are based on the European Union’s Regulations (Decision No 1608/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Implementing Regulation No 995/2012).The data collection is started yearly in April. The deadline for the data collection is in the second half of June. The statistical period used is a calendar year.
Data on the public sector and private non-profit institutions are collected with an inquiry addressed to all public organisations and research institutes that are assumed to be engaged in research and development. The inquiry is also sent to polytechnics and university central hospitals.The data supply obligation is based on the Statistics Act (280/2004, Section 14).
The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the data as confidential.
Last updated 10.12.2013